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Jason Kidd Denies Intentionally Spilling Drink During Loss To Lakers

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With only 8.3 seconds remaining in the game against the Brooklyn Nets last night, head coach Jason Kidd pulled out his bag of old schools tricks in order ice Jodie Meeks at the free throw line and get one more chance to talk to his team with no timeouts left.

The Los Angeles Lakers were up 96-94 following a made free throw by Meeks, but the sharpshooter had one attempt left. In order to step up a play for the Nets and give Meeks more time to think about his second attempt with the game on the line, Kidd intentionally bumped into Tyshawn Taylor as while carrying a drink in his hand that spilled all over floor and gave Brooklyn one more chance to set something up in an attempt to send the game into overtime following the made free throw by Meeks.

Although Kidd’s trick worked, kind of, the future Hall of Famer denies planning the collision with Taylor in order to delay Meeks’ final free throw a little bit longer via Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com:

“Cup slipped out of my hand while I was getting Ty,” Kidd said of “Cupgate.” “Sweaty palms. I was never good with the ball.

“In the heat of the battle, you’re trying to get guys in and out of the game, and the cup fell out of my hand.”

Despite Kidd claiming that he didn’t intend on colliding with Taylor in order to slip the drink on the floor, the replay is telling to say the least with Kidd clearly saying, “Hit me.”

Tayler also denies purposely running into Kidd after seemingly being told to do so by the head coach via Mazzeo:

“No [Kidd didn't say that]. I wasn’t paying attention. I just kind of bumped him. I didn’t even know he was holding [anything]. [But] coach was drinking a soda on the sideline. I was like, ‘What’s he doing?’

It’ll be interesting to see if Kidd is assessed a fine from the NBA for his actions on Wednesday night.

Although Kidd maintains that he didn’t purposely drop the drink and Taylor also claims he simply wasn’t paying attention, it seems fairly obvious the future Hall of Famer meant for this to happen. The NBA may look to set an example by fining Kidd in order to prevent any other head coaches in the league pulling the same trick in the future.

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  • vdogg

    this is such BS by kidd. just admit it and accept the consequences. everyone read your lips. oh, and learn how to coach while you’re at it. hilarious how both NY teams were talking championship before the season started. it’s still early of course, but both are in the cellar — of the EAST!! if you can’t make the postseason in the eastern conference, you are truly pathetic. mike jordan’s bulls once made the postseason with a record of 30-52 for christ’s sake!

  • Mike Jones

    Your writing skills suck. Your articles sound like I’m reading a kids book.

  • sylvia

    Jason, your lying lips gave you away.

  • Martin Susman

    A. Hiring him was a silly mistake.
    B. He is fighting for his job based on thre play of the team.
    C. He is a bad coach having the asst. do all the play calling.
    D. The General mangager needs to be fired for collecting a team of old guys & hiring Jason in the first place.

    • Joseph Apohen

      The GM should be firerd for hiring Jason who has no experience. It was sad to see him when the Lakers lead reached 27. He did not seem to know what to do. I feel for him, not that much though because he is making a lot of $.

  • http://www.cakemoves.com/ Cakemovesmikey

    It was a smart move on his part. Not mad at Kidd at all. lol

  • Joseph Apohen

    Nice try Jason!

  • Al Haldie

    WHO IS TRYING TO KID WHO ????????

  • Al Haldie

    You have to LIE too win a game you sure dont think much of your team….i WAS WATCHING THE GAME AND ANYONE WOULD SAY U DID IT ON PURPOSE…long time lakers fan..

  • Jim213

    Looks like Jason Kidd will be fined $50,000 for spilling his drink on the court in yesterdays game.

  • Jan Rey

    he was caught on tape saying “hit me”.

  • Daryl Peek

    Sodagate last night with Kidd, Tripgate tonight with Tomlin? WTH is going on with these coaches?!?

  • Daryl Peek

    Sodagate last night with Kidd, Tripgate tonight with Tomlin? WTH is going on with these coaches?!? O_O

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